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diapedesis

[ dahy-uh-pi-dee-sis ]
/ ˌdaɪ ə pɪˈdi sɪs /
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noun Physiology.
the passage of blood cells, especially leukocytes, through the unruptured walls of the capillaries into the tissues.
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Origin of diapedesis

1615–25; <New Latin <Greek diapḗdēsis a leaping through, equivalent to diapēdē- (verbid stem of diapēdân to leap through) + -sis-sis

OTHER WORDS FROM diapedesis

di·a·pe·det·ic [dahy-uh-pi-det-ik], /ˌdaɪ ə pɪˈdɛt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for diapedesis

diapedesis
/ (ˌdaɪəpəˈdiːsɪs) /

noun
the passage of blood cells through the unruptured wall of a blood vessel into the surrounding tissues

Derived forms of diapedesis

diapedetic (ˌdaɪəpəˈdɛtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for diapedesis

C17: New Latin, from Greek: a leaping through, from diapēdan to spring through, from dia- + pēdan to leap
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